Roadrunner Report

November 5, 2021

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

No School Thursday, 11/11

There is no school on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Recess Zones Update

Starting Monday we will no longer have recess zones. This decision was made after monitoring our current practices, COVID cases and safety protocols, and in alignment with the practices of many surrounding school districts. We will make and communicate any adjustments based on updated health/safety requirements and COVID case information. Students will continue to each lunch at designated tables with students from their class.

SOCKTOBER

Thank you so much for your generous donation of new socks for Socktober. Aspen donated 491 pairs of socks to our local homeless shelter! That is 982 warm feet! Socks are the number one request this time of year. Your act of love will make a big difference in someone’s life.

Parking Lot Reminders

Here are some reminders to assist us in keeping our students safe in the parking lot:


  • Stay in the right hand lane, move all the way forward, and ONLY drop your student off from the right side of the vehicle .
  • Do not allow your child to walk unattended between cars.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended in the drive-thru lanes.
  • Do not block intersections along Oberlin Avenue while waiting to enter the parking lot.

Make-Up Picture Day

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Parent Representatives Still Needed

We are still looking for parents to serve as representatives on our district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) committee, District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Others Advisory Council (LGBTQ+ AC) . Please email me if you are interested in serving as an Aspen parent representative on one of these committees. Please know that there is a commitment to attend their monthly meetings.

We’re Hiring - Join the CVUSD team!

Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for a variety of full and part time positions with the CVUSD - including Child Care Assistant, Child Nutrition, Paraeducator, Campus Safety Assistant, and more! Please visit this website for current certificated and classified job openings, and to apply online.

Upcoming Events


  • November 9: PFA Meeting in MPR- 7PM
  • November 10: School Site Council Meeting
  • November 11: No School: Veterans Day
  • November 12: Make-Up Picture Day
  • November 22-26: Fall Break

PFA Announcements

Join us at the November PFA Meeting!

Find out what Aspen’s PFA is planning in the next few months! It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and to find out how you can help make Aspen the best it can be! Please join us at our meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 7 pm in the Aspen MPR. We would love to see you!

Harvest Festival a Big Success!

A big thank you to all of the volunteers, to those who donated prizes and baked goods, and for all of the families who attended this event. It was so wonderful to have Harvest Festival back on campus after a year off due to the shutdown. To see so many people connecting in person with new and old friends, families, teachers, and classmates was amazing! We could not have done it without you! Special thanks to our Harvest Festival committee chairs Alison Friedman and Sheridan Kahn. They did an awesome job! Thank you to Mr. Craven and the 5th grade teachers who volunteered to be in the dunk tank and hit with cream pies! We appreciate your willingness to take part in Harvest Festival!


We hope you enjoyed this event and look forward to seeing you next year!

Red Ribbon Week

Thank you to our Red Ribbon Week (RRW) Committee for making the week special and unique for every roadrunner. It was a ton of fun to see the kids dress every day to represent kindness, health, and happiness. For everyone who participated, helped to create the cute handprints on the fence, did the at home challenges, and more, we had a fantastic week. The kids enjoyed the martial arts presentation that spoke to thinking positivity, being kind, inclusive, and to making healthy choices.


We could not have done it without you! Special thanks to our RRW committee chairs Jasmine Nottingham, Claudia Sidoti and Amy Martinez. They did an awesome job! Thank you to Mr. Craven and all teachers and staff who helped support their efforts!


We hope you and your students enjoyed this event!

Fall Mini Photo Sessions

Aspen Fall Mini Sessions are this Sunday, November 7th! Please check your email for details if you have reserved a spot. Happy Fall y'all! Thank you for continuing to support our wonderful school & staff. #HappySmiling #Aspen #Fall #Art

Box Tops

The Box Tops Challenge is in full swing! When we reach $8500, we will have a school wide popsicle party! If we reach $10,000, we will have a no homework day!


Thank you for continuing to play the Box Tops Game! We have earned over $8000! The game is slowing itself down because the prizes need to last until November 30. We are winning less but we are still winning! You may get "Try Again" repeatedly but please continue to play 20 times per day. Please use the codes on the flyer. In addition to winning money for Aspen, you can win gift cards for yourself! One lucky Aspen parent won a $500 Walmart gift card and several more have won $25 gift cards! With every entry, you are also entered to win the grand prize of $10,000 for Aspen and $10,000 for yourself!

School Cents

Holiday gifts? Gift cards? Dinner from one of the restaurants on The Oaks Mall property? The School Cents Program is off to a great start! School Cents is a competition between Aspen and other local schools. Every time you shop or dine at The Oaks Mall from September 1 through April 30, we can earn up to $2,500 for Aspen! To help raise money for Aspen, please drop your Oaks receipts in the new School Cents Box in the office. Or you can visit shoppingpartnership.com/theoaks/ and follow the instructions to submit your receipts. You can also email an image of your receipt to aspenschoolrewards@gmail.com and we will submit it for you.

Shutterfly

The holidays are quickly approaching! Please consider using Shutterfly for your holiday cards. Shop at AspenElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com and Aspen will receive 8% of all purchases!